FADO E-LIST (May 2011)

FADO Performance Art Centre
Late May E-Bulletin 2011


1. WORKSHOP: Intensive Performance Art Workshop with Sylvie Tourangeau
Dates: August 23 – 27, 2011
2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Screening: Performance Art in the Natural Environment
Deadline date: August 1, 2011
Date: May 22, 2011; Source: IAPAO
4. EVENT: Performer Stammtisch
Date: May 23, 2011; Source: Janine Eisenächer
5. EVENT: Musrara Mix 11 (Jerusalem)
Dates: May 24 – 26, 2011; Source: Adina Bar-On
6. EVENT: NIPAF'11 (Japan)
Dates: May 23 – June 2, 2011; Source: Angelika Fojtuch
7. EVENT: Live Action Gothenburg, Sweden 20111
Dates: May 25 – 28, 2011; Source: Joakim Stampe
8. EVENT: PSi Conference 2012
Dates: May 25 – 29, 2011; Source: PSi
9. EVENT: Tightrope by 2boys.tv at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Dates: May 26 – June 5, 2011; Source: Buddies in Bad Times
10. LAUNCH: Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity
Date: May 27, 2011; Source: Jayce Salloum
11. EVENT: Lilith Performance Event 2011
Date: May 27-28, 2011; Source: Elin Lundgren
12. EVENT: Be Captivated Bergen Performance Event
Dates: May 27 – June 5, 2011; Source: Kurt Johannessen
Deadline date: May 31, 2011; Source: AIR
14. EVENT: Infr’Action Venice 2011
Dates: June 1 – 3, 2011; Source: Joakim Stampe
15. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Transit Kitchen (Toronto)
Date: June 1-2, 2011; Source: Jutta Brendemuhl
16. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Artist/Scholar-in-Residence (London, Ontario)
Deadline date: June 15, 2011; Source: Natalie Loveless
17. RESIDENCY: Fire Station Artists’ Studios 2012
Deadline date: June 16, 2011; Source: Jessica Cunningham
18. EVENT: R.I.T.E.S. - Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak #03-2011
Date: June 23, 2011; Source: Lee Wen
19. WORKSHOP: Alastair MacLennan and Sandra Johnston
Dates: June 24 – 25, 2011; Source: Brian Connolly
20. DVD RELEASE: Aaron Williamson
Date: Unspecified; Source: Sinead O’Donnell


1. WORKSHOP: Intensive Performance Art Workshop with Sylvie Tourangeau
Dates: August 23 – 27, 2011

Intensive Performance Art Workshop with Sylvie Tourangeau
DATES: August 23 - 27, 2011 (5 days)
PLACE: Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island 443 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto
COST: $400 ($80 per day x 5 days)

This collective, experimentation workshop is being offered to artists who are interested performance as a means of expression. Through a gradual yet intensive learning process, this workshop will introduce participants to what is involved in the creation of a live action piece. Participants will work on presence, precision of intention and direct channeling practices, eventually working with more personalized, unpredictable and precise performative actions and structures.
The workshop will focus on various exercises such as centering, observation, energy storing and intensity channeling, mock performances, individual activities and short solo and group presentations.  The intention of this workshop is enable the participants to develop a distinctive practice by thus learn to:
-Understand some basic principles of performance
-Manifest an authentic presence
-Communicate in accordance with performance art practice
-Personalize their approach by combining movements, words, images, objects, words, sound research etc.
This workshop aims to inspire the artistic process of each participant, regardless of their discipline and their artistic creation interests.
Thanks to a progressive learning process, hands-on exercises, presentations with instructions, dynamic feedback, constructive commentaries, individual coaching before the group, and analysis of basic principles, the participants will discover how to be conscious of the present moment, and experience various states of mind in the context of structuring performative actions.
A highly regarded pioneer of performance art in Quebec, Sylvie Tourangeau has developed an active pedagogical approach intricately linked with her artistic research by giving form to notions such as dynamic motivation-connection-amplitude-action, inter-action, underlying self-coherence, etc.
The distinctiveness of Sylvie Tourangeau’s teaching comes from over twenty-five years experience as an instructor of intensive performance art workshops during which she acquired a specialized expertise in the performative mode. This performer-teacher pays particular attention to each participant’s singularity and thus concentrates on the development of a distinct artistic work process.
“Let your own performative attitude go into action before establishing a relationship with the performer who you are.”
Sylvie Tourangeau, who has been active in performance art since 1978, is interested in the unfolding of performative consciousness through minimal actions, which amplify the quality of presence, underpin intensity and personify the connection with the viewer. Performance, relational art, occasional ritual and workshop teaching are practices she has carried out for nearly 30 years. She has collaborated in the creation of artist books and written over thirty articles.

As there are no bedrooms available at Gibraltar Point for this time period and the facilities at the residency will be restricted to those staying on the Island, participants should bring own food to the Island each day.
Using a bicycle to get on and of the Island is also highly recommended.

To secure your spot, a $50 deposit is required before August 1, 2011.
For more information, contact Sylvie Tourangeau: perfostourangeau@gmail.com


2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Screening: Performance Art in the Natural Environment
Deadline: August 1, 2011 (Submissions must arrive by this date)

Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE)
Sunday August 28, 2011
Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands

Artist and curator Johannes Zits seeks submissions of performance for the camera video works for the upcoming Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment. Presented in conjunction with a workshop conducted by Sylvie Tourangeau at Gibraltar Point on Toronto Islands, a senior artist from Quebec and in affiliation with FADO, a Toronto-based centre for performance art.
As the title of the screening (SPANE) implies I am looking to show live-art or performance art were the performer(s) is engage in the or work with a uncultivated, rustic, rural or undomesticated surroundings.
Submissions should include:
DVD of submitted work or link to video on-line for viewing
Description of submitted work
CV and short bio

Submission can be mailed to:
FADO Performance Art Centre
445-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5V 3A8

Electronic submissions can be sent to: zipijo@sympatico.ca
Please limit your email size to a maximum of 25 MB.
Electronic submissions can also include links to websites and vimeo/youtube videos.
For additional information contact curator of the project Johannes Zits: zipijo@sympatico.ca


Date: May 22, 2011; Source: IAPAO

22 May 2011, at 19.30 hr
Fylkingen, Söder Mälarstrand 27

Performance from:
Marylin Arsem (USA)
He Chengyao (China)
BBB Johannes Demling (Germany)
Presentation av Life Action Göteborg by Jonas Stampe
Curator: Jonas Stampe

Marilyn Arsem creates performances working in response to the physical space and social uses of a location, using materials found on site. Since 1975, she has performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and in the Middle East. She is founder of Mobius, Inc. in Boston, an interdisciplinary collaborative of artists working in all media. She teaches performance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

He Chengyao
“In my live art of the past few years, I have been using art as a  healing process, like the concept of spiritual catharsis in psychology.  The work explores how art can act as a healing agent, and at the same  time attempts to discover material transformation of the body from the  past to the present. I try to use process based interactive methods to  give audiences different kinds of experiences, and to convey how the  material and immaterial worlds can coexist within the context of personal and conceptual interaction”. ~He Chengyao http://www.hechengyao.net

BBB Johannes Deimling
BBB Johannes Deimling, Germany 1969, conceptualize an image of our society, which shows it full of contradictions, sentimentally, stupidly  and badly, but also affectionately, creatively and cooperatively. "Performance art povera" declared the artist a part of its ephemeral works, which gives a clear and concentrated image, because of the  austere and purposeful use of the material. The frequent use of food in  the performances points a clear aspect to the everyday life, which  refers in Deimling's work often humorously to the caducity of our  existence. http://www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de

Jonas Stampe presents Live Action Gothenburg, an established annual event on the international performance art scene. The 6th edition of the festival will take place from the 26th to the 28th of May at the Museum of World Culture as well as outdoors in downtown Gothenburg at Kungsportsplatsen and Brunnsparken. Fri entré FYLKINGENPRODUKTION i samarbete med Life Action Göteborg


4. EVENT: Performer Stammtisch
Date: May 23, 2011; Source: Janine Eisenächer

Performer Stammtisch - Open Space for Performance Art

Dear friends and colleagues,
Within the 1st Month of Performance Art in Berlin, Performer Stammtisch presents a special night of performances on upcoming Monday, May 23rd, starting at 8.00 pm. At Flutgraben e.V., Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin.

We happily invite you to our two new performances:
Joy Harder: "Der letzte Exorzismus"
Janine Eisenächer: "Eat Your Enemy #3 I am the Coca-Cola of art"

And there will be lots of other performances by many international artists.
See the whole programme at http://www.flutgraben.org or http://www.mpa-b.org


5. EVENT: Musrara Mix 11 (Jerusalem)
Dates: May 24 – 26, 2011; Source: Adina Bar-On

Musrara Mix 11, Jerusalem

3 days in May: 24th, 25th, 26th
10 Performance Artists have created work for the Physical and Social context of the unique neighborhood of Musrara in Jerusalem:

Alperstein Tal (Israel)
Apisuk Chumpon (Thailand)
Apisuk Noi Chantawipa (Thailand)
Bacon Louise Julie (England/Quibec)
Yahel Daniel (Israel)
Kariel Amir Lior (Israel)
Najjar Nissreen (Israel)
Sprinzak Josef (Israel)
Yamaoka Sakiko (Japan)
Zet Martin (Bohemia)



6. EVENT: NIPAF'11 (Japan)
Dates: May 23 – June 2, 2011; Source: Angelika Fojtuch

The 18th Nippon International Performance Art Festival NIPAF'11, Japan
Tokyo - Osaka - Nagano
23 May - 2 June 2011

Kaushal Kumar Sonkariya (India)
Afsana Sharmin Zhuma (Bangladesh)
Sokchanlina Lim (Cambodia)
Samuel Penaso (Philippines)
Allin Reyes (Mexico)
Milan Admchiak (Slovakia)
Michal Murin (Slovakia)
Kovac Istvan (Hungary)
Angelika Fojtuch (Poland)

Japanese artists:
MORI Midori
TERAO Harumi
MISU Leona
HIROSE  Masaki
TANAKA Ryosuke

organizer: Nippon International Performance Art Festival  (NIPAF)
Executive Committee/Director: Seiji Shimoda
Co-organizer: Tokyo  NIPAF, Osaka NIPAF, Nagano NIPAF
Cooperate: Platform Asian Performance Art  (PAPA) Japan Committee
support: Japan Arts Fund, Nagano City Arts Fund

23-25 May, Tokyo, Kagurazaka, die pratze, 03-3235-7990
27-29 May, Osaka,  Nishinari, Taishi Welfare Hall,
30 May-1June, Nagano Seminar, Iizuna hights,  Kashiyo Sanso
1-2 June, Nagano, Gondo, NEON HALL, O26-237-2719
door open 6:30 pm, start 7:00 pm [29 May door open 3:30 pm, start 4:00 pm]

artists talk:
22 May (11am-2pm), Tokyo,  Akihabara, Cafe Renoir/My Space
26 May (7-9pm), Osaka, Nishinari  Taishi Welfare Hall
31 May (7pm), Nagano, Iizuna Heights
Student advance 2,200yen, door 2,500yen, Adult advance 2,500yen,
door  2,800yen, High School 1,500yen, [Tokyo, Osaka 3 days] Student
6,000 yen Adult 7,000yen  [Nagano 2 days] Student 4,200yen Adult 4,800yen

More informations:
call: 090-1652-9127
mail: nipaf@avis.ne.jp
website: http://nipaf.2bx.bz


7. EVENT: Live Action Gothenburg, Sweden 20111
Dates: May 25 – 28, 2011; Source: Joakim Stampe

1. Marilyn Arsem, USA
2. Maline Casta, Sweden
3. Loïc Connanski, France
4. BBB Johannes Deimling, Germany
5. Dror Feiler, Sweden
6. Joszef Juhasz, Slovakia
7. Magnus Logi Kristinsson, Iceland
8. Paco Nogales, Spain
9. Peter Rosvik, Finland
10. Jiri Suruvka, Czech Republic
11.Thomas Ruller, Czech Republic
12. Jörgen Svensson, Sweden
13. He Chengyao, China
14. Noah Warzaw (Zygmunt Piotrowski),Poland

1. Marilyn Arsem, USA
2. Gustaf Broms, Sweden
3. He Chengyao, China
4.BBB Johannes Deimling, Germany
5. Joakim Stampe, Sweden



8. EVENT: PSi Conference 2012
Dates: May 25 – 29, 2011; Source: PSi

Performance Studies International Conference #17
May 25 – 29, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience is an initiative of Theatre Studies at Utrecht University and the theatre festival Festival a/d Werf. This conference takes place from 25 to 29 May 2011 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience combines science, scholarly pursuit and art in an exciting five-day programme of lectures, presentations of current research (both theoretical and practical), performances, debates, workshops, as well as so-called ‘shifts’ (hybrid programme components introduced by participants or initiated by the organisers which pave the way to unconventional types of presentations). The programme combines the most productive elements of international theory and practice to ensure maximum interaction between scholars and artists. In this way, the conference highlights cutting-edge research whilst allowing for structured dialogues in different shapes and forms.

Performance Studies international (PSi)
PSi is the largest international organisation in the field of Performance Studies. Performance Studies is a field of research that can be better described as an interactive web between multiple disciplines rather than a closely demarcated discipline in itself. Originally branched off from Theatre Studies, in the past decades Performance Studies has developed as an umbrella term for research engaged with a wide variety of topics from the perspective of performance and performativity. The research conducted under this umbrella term is interdisciplinary per definition and is strongly rooted in the interaction between theory and practice. PSi represents this field and stimulates its development among others through the organisation of yearly conferences. These conferences are initiated by PSi’s Board of Directors but are thematically designed and executed by an organisation that changes each year. PSi supports the local organisation through advice and by disseminating know-how.



9. EVENT: Tightrope by 2boys.tv at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Dates: May 26 – June 5, 2011; Source: Buddies in Bad Times

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents the world premiere of Tightrope.
Created and Performed by 2boys.tv (Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard)
With Alexis O'Hara and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Featuring special guest performers

May 26 - June 5, 2011

International cabaret sensations 2boys.tv embarked on a quest to confront their own relationship to a lost generation. Their journey led them to Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, to the unique but intertwined stories of individuals and cultures threatened by the suppression and revision of memory. At home, haunted by phantoms of a liberationist gay culture that vanished with the onset of the AIDS crisis and a generational amnesia surrounding this loss, 2boys.tv have created Tightrope, a poetic song-cycle, a collective act of remembering. Backed by a virtual choir of singers, musicians and drag queens, 2boys.tv summon the shadows, apparitions and voices of the past in a multi-media tribute to the forgotten. Join us for this audacious theatrical vigil for the disappeared.

Previews May 26
Opens May 27
Runs to June 5
Shows Tues - Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm



10. LAUNCH: Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity
Date: May 27, 2011; Source: Jayce Salloum

Please join us for the Toronto and area launch of this new publication, published by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity
7 pm, Thursday, May 26
Lambert Room, OCADU

Free copies of the book will be available to all attendees.

Regional contributors include Cheryl L'Hirondelle, b.h. Yael, Meera Margaret Singh, Jamelie Hassan, Miriam Jordan, Ronald Lee, Bonita Lawrence, Enakshi Dua, Sriomyee Mitra, Malissa Phung, Ravi de Costa, and George Elliott Clarke.

Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity is the third in a three-volume series addressing the complex notion of reconciliation in a national landscape. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation brings together disparate voices to address how communities--immigrant, racialized, 'new' Canadians, and other minoritized groups--relate to the intricacies of reconciliation as a concept. Many of the contributors included address questions of land, Aboriginal histories, and different trajectories that have led to the current configuration and conglomeration of peoples in this geographic space. And, a central organizing principle of this collection is artistic practice, specifically in how embedding creative acts within critical responses helps to create a relevant framework of possibilities as we move inexorably into uncertain futures.

Featured within are perspectives from Ashok Mathur, Shirley Bear, Henry Tsang, Glen Lowry, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Joseph Naytowhow, b.h. Yael, Sandra Semchuk, Elwood Jimmy, Dorothy Christian, Rita Wong, Sylvia Hamilton, Meera Margaret Singh, Jamelie Hassan, Miriam Jordan, Renisa Mawani, Rhose Harris-Galia, Sid Chow Tan, Ronald Lee, Bonita Lawrence, Enakshi Dua, Robinder Kaur Sehdev, Srimoyee Mitra, Malissa Phung, Henry Yu, Roy Miki, Ravi de Costa, Tom Clark, Rinaldo Walcott, Mitch Miyagawa, Jen Budney, Jayce Salloum, Rita Shelton Deverell, George Elliott Clarke, Diyan Achjadi, and Kirsten Emiko McAllister.


11. EVENT: Lilith Performance Event 2011
Date: May 27-28, 2011; Source: Elin Lundgren

Lilith Performance Event 2011
Date: May 27-28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 1am (program is the same both the nights)
Place: Bragegatan 15, Malmö
Price: 150kr (to book: boka@lilithperformancestudio.com)
Lilith Performance Studio is pleased to announce an extraordinary performance event presenting new performances by the artists: Yingmei Duan (CHN), Tamy Ben-Tor (USA), Matti Kallioinen (SWE), Genevieve Belleveau (USA), Jannicke Låker (NOR), Morgan Schagerberg (SWE), Cai Yuan & Jian Jun Xi (CHN) and Einat Amir (ISR). Lilith Performance Event 2011 is an evening where a several visual art performances will take room and space, without compromising the artistic expression and the unique experience. It gives the audience the opportunity to experience eight new works by artists who has done large solo productions at Lilith before. The structure is put up as a group exhibition where several performances is going on parallel and offers the possibility to wander in and out in different worlds. At the moment, we are rebuilding and converting our studio space, which later will expand into the yard to provide plenty of space for each artist.

Lilith Performance Studio
Bragegatan 15, 21430 Malmö, SWEDEN


12. EVENT: Be Captivated Bergen Performance Event
Dates: May 27 – June 5, 2011; Source: Kurt Johannessen

La Deg Fengsle!
Be Captivated

Spend the night in former Bergen County Jail! Performance artist Kurt Johannessen has invited a number of artists to make this night a special one.

John Court (UK/Finland)
Kurt Johannessen (Norway)
Boris Nieslony (Germany)
Greg Pope (UK/Norway)
John Hegre (Norway)
Ane Sagatun (Norway)
Roi Vaara (Finland)
Anne Quail (Northern Ireland/UK)
Bergen Cathedral’s Girl Choir
Students form Bergen National Academy of the Arts

During your stay supper and breakfast will be served and the beds in the cells are made. If you can’t spend the night in prison, buy an evening ticket (standing ticket) instead! With an evening ticket, you can experience the main part of the programme and check out the same evening.

Friday May 27 – Saturday May 28
Saturday May 28 – Sunday May 29
Friday June 3 – Saturday June 4
Saturday June 4 – Sunday June 5

Prices from NOK 250
For more information and tickets, please visit: http://www.fib.no


Deadline date: May 31, 2011; Source: AIR

2012 AIR Taipei Open Call for Arts Residence & Exhibition Proposals Application
Deadline: 31.05.2011
2012 AIR Taipei Open Call officially kicks off!
AIR Taipei offers 2 bases for international artists to develop and realize their projects in Taipei, they are Taipei Artist Villiage (TAV) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV). TAV locates in the city center where the artists can easily access the public and the art network; THAV sits in the unique historical settlement of village style where awaits to be explored by the artists to put creativities in.

Fellowship 1: AIR Taipei International Artist in Residence (No limitation for nationalities)
Fellowship 2: Special Project – Artists from Sister Cities of Taipei (For the list of sister cities, please refer to the guideline)

Please visit http://www.artistvillage.org/Residence/Residence
Application through email is NOT acceptable. For inquiries about artist-in-residence, please email to air@artistvillage.org or call +886 2 3393 7377


14. EVENT: Infr’Action Venice 2011
Dates: June 1 – 3, 2011; Source: Joakim Stampe

Infr’Action Venezia features a large number of international action artists in an intense, exciting and public event that goes beyond the mainstream. It will take place during the preview of the Venice Biennial, June 1-3 2011. More than 50 artists from 15 countries will be present at this new action art event that occurs simultaneously with the preview of the 54th Venice Biennale.

For more information and a full list of participating artists:


15. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Transit Kitchen (Toronto)
Date: June 1-2, 2011; Source: Jutta Brendemuhl
Call for participants in international art project on Toronto’s future mobility culture
Would you like to present your ideas about the future of transportation & mobility in Toronto in a fresh and original way?

The art project “Transit Kitchen” is the idea of Folke Köbberling und Martin Kaltwasser, an artist duo from Berlin. Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut and co-curated by No. 9 Art and the Environment and the Goethe-Institut, Köbberling and Kaltwasser intend their “Transit Kitchen” as an invitation to Torontonians to analyze and deal with traffic, public transit, cycling, pedestrian movement, with the most recent developments and attractive scenarios of their continually more mobile metropolis, Toronto.

In “Transit Kitchen,” a TV cooking show-style studio built by Köbberling and Kaltwasser, the artists invite visionary, creative, and open-minded Canadians to present their utopias, ideas and wishes regarding the future of municipal transportation, public collective mobility, and movement culture in Toronto in the form of lists of ingredients, recipes, dishes, cooking methods, and gourmet tips.
Your resulting “mobility recipes” will include knowledge of nutrition, diets, the right quantities, the correct mix, precise timing, taste, and endless refinements – figuratively speaking, of course. In this way the participants will “cook up” possible transportation concepts and situations, performed in a kitchen environment, and serve them up as examples of a better urban lifestyle in Toronto.

You will be able to experience “Transit Kitchen” live on June 1 and 2 in Toronto’s Union Station on the set of our “cooking studio.” The cooks selected – all experts in everyday urban mobility and full of progressive and creative ideas – will create a municipal menu with their utensils on the spot. The live shows will be public and will be filmed live.

Following this, Köbberling and Kaltwasser will set up “Transit Kitchen” at the Evergreen Brick Works, expand it with additional fixtures, cabinets, and cooking utensils and make it accessible to the public, who will be able to sample ever more recipes on the kitchen screens.
If you would like to be a “Transit Kitchen Cook” and present and perform your recipe for future mobility, please send your idea directly to Folke Koebberling by e-mail: FolkeKoebberling@gmx.de <mailto:FolkeKoebberling@gmx.de>  .

We hope that you will engage with us and have fun swapping the best recipes from and for Toronto’s future!
Best regards,
Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser

Folke Köbberling (*1969) and Martin Kaltwasser (*1965) live and work in Berlin. With their installations, such as a recycled theatre built out of construction waste and wood blankets, or the comfortable chairs in waiting areas of train stations all over the world that the German artists created out of wooden boxes, Köbberling and Kaltwasser show that waste can be turned into something useful and sustainable. They plead for a change of thinking in our throw-away society. They have exhibited extensively in Germany and internationally and were included in the 2009 Architecture Biennal in Sao Paulo. During the summer of 2010, they worked with materials recycled from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Athletes’ Village to create a situation of exchange & cooperation. They have taught at Metropolitan University in London, University of Arts in Berlin and at Academy of Fine Arts HFBK Hamburg.


16. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Artist/Scholar-in-Residence (London, Ontario)
Deadline date: June 15, 2011; Source: Natalie Loveless

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario invites applications for an Artist/Scholar-in-Residence to take place from September 01, through December 31, 2011. The Residency celebrates contemporary art and innovative scholarly research in art history and visual culture. The competition is open to artists and scholars at any stage of their career; emerging artists and junior scholars are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. The successful candidate will be provided with a $5000.00 stipend, a paid one course teaching allocation, assigned studio or office space, and an exhibition or public lecture opportunity in the Department's ArtLab Gallery. To apply please send a brief statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the Residency, along with a CV, and a portfolio of work (images, audio/video files, etc), or an outline of a current research project and writing sample to:

Joy James, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Visual Arts
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7


17. RESIDENCY: Fire Station Artists’ Studios 2012
Deadline date: June 16, 2011; Source: Jessica Cunningham

Fire Station Artists’ Studios
Dublin, Ireland

Studio Residencies 2012
Three Residential Studios available from April 2012
Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 16th June 2011, 3pm.

Fire Station Artists’ Studios offers subsidised residential studios for professional visual artists in Dublin city centre.  The studios are let from a period of between one year and two years nine months. International artists are welcome to apply for shorter periods. 
Resident artists have free access to high end computers, software, WiFi, technical expertise & support and also subsidised access to sculpture workshop and digital equipment.

This is a competitive selection process. Selection panel includes Fire Station representatives, 2 external curators and an independent artist.

Full details on applying for a studio are outlined on our website http://www.firestation.ie or email: artadmin@firestation.ie or phone +353 1 8069010


18. EVENT: R.I.T.E.S. - Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak #03-2011
Date: June 23, 2011; Source: Lee Wen

Date: 23 June 2011
Time: 7.30 pm to late
Venue: The Substation, Theatre
Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Admission: FREE


1. Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (U.K.)
2. Jeremy Hiah (SG)
3. Shannon Cochrane (CA)
4. Wunderspaze (SG)
1. Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (U.K.)
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé was born in Morocco, lives between London and St Yrieix la Perche in France. Her work straddles across various disciplines including performance art, photography, storytelling and Book art, While anchored in explorations on language, identity and displacement, recurring themes such as the relationship between body and identity and the limitations of translation were seen as poetics of survival and resistance. Through her continuing commitment to both education and practice based research she tries to foster new enquiry across and between Photography, Performance art and Book art, developing collaborative projects and communities both at local and international levels, in academic and non academic contexts.
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé is a reader in Photography and relational practices at University for the Creative Art in Farnham UK, and co-founder / co-director of  bookRoom research cluster. She helped set up bookRoom press. http://www.thebookroom.net
The art of letting go (on the edges of language)
To a greater or lesser extent, everyone depends on stories to discover the manifold truth of life. Only such stories, read sometimes in a trance, have the power to confront a person with his fate. This is why we must keep passionately striving after what constitutes a story.

George Bataille. Blue of Noon appendix: The author’s foreword (1957)
An exercise in verbal procreation and storytelling,weaving  together personal, conceptual and whimsical concepts that  might have led me to become a vocal intrusment for all to play {with) and a tourist guide for authentic travel and beyond. VINST is a unique vocal instrument, part human part virtual - a body without organs - responding to touch but also to mood and sensibility. The sounds are pre- or non- linguistic, and are based on how the body reacts to touch and how it produces sound. I personally derive as much pleasure playing (with) my virtual self as from watching others doing so.

For the past 5 years she has been developing a series of workshops for artists and non artists alike - Body thought Body talk - which are about a collaborative construction of personal meaning. Simple performance strategies are used to explore one’s body (as opposed to one’s mind) as both a tool and the object/subject of observation. This has led to her current touring project JUNGLE FEVER (wish you were here) which will be conducted as a workshop on 22 June in the dance studio of the Substation. http://www.ewaeckerle.com Estimated Duration: approx: 45mins

2. Jeremy Hiah (SG)
Born in 1972, Jeremy Hiah began his involvement in the arts since 1993. His works mostly deal with social questions, based on his personal experiences and background. As a practicing artist Hiah widely explored different art media and materials in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and collaborations with different artists in different fields. Hiah has presented his works in various countries including Germany, Italy, Austria for UNSECO Artists In Residency Vienna, Hong Kong Art Center, Vietnam Contemporary Art Center Indonesia Australia, South Korea Thailand and China for exhibition festival and artists in residency. He is also an active organizer and member of The Artists Village and Sculpture Society Singapore. Former 2001 Vice President of The Artist Village and 2005 Vice President of Sculpture Society and doing art workshop in Secondary, Junior College and Polytechnic schools. He established and ran Your MOTHER Gallery, an alternative living room art space since 2004. Hiah is the artistic director for Fetter-Field Performance Art Event 2006, 2007 and 2009. http://www.tav.org.sg
The White Crocodile
The work that I intend to make for this project is the myth of the white crocodile. Bendemeer Road is where the two rivers Kallang River and Whampoa River meet.  This white crocodile myth comes from the canal Whampoa River and Kallang River. The neighborhood use to say that there is a white crocodile living in this River and believes to be the guidance of this river and had protected the people of this area.  Whoever sees it will have good luck and number some time appears on the body of the crocodile and one see it will strike lottery. I have been living in this area for the pass 27 years and River was my playground during my childhood time. I believe this white crocodile has protected my friend and me. This white crocodile is a mystery to us, as I have not seen it. The myth said that it would only appear if there were some good events coming into our neighborhood. This white crocodile is like a deity according to some of our old folks. Estimated Duration: approx: 30mins

3. Shannon Cochrane
Shannon Cochrane's performance works have been presented across Canada in Toronto, Montréal, Halifax and Vancouver and internationally in China,Chilé, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the US. Shannon is a co-founder and co-curator/organizer of the 7a*11 International Festival of Performance Art (http://www.7a-11d.ca) and is the current Artistic and Administrative Director of FADO Performance Art Centre (http://www.performanceart.ca).
Performance for Prepared Invisible Table
My performance work engages directly with audience, strategically with humour, and methodically with material to create situations and images that are concerned with the formal presentation of action, the possibilities of social interaction, and the investigation of authorship, repertoire, the archive and the practice of performance art itself. Performance for Prepared Invisible Table is an action collage using some everyday materials and some not-so-everyday materials to create images that appear and disappear in the exact same moment. Estimated duration: approx.: 30mins.
4. Wunderspaze (SG)
Wunderspaze is the contemporary art initiative first established in January 2006 in Singapore. As a modest collective, Wunderspaze has been operating independently without receipt of government or other institutional funding. It aims to be a venue of exchange for emerging local, Southeast Asian and other artists and curators interested in the development and discourse of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. It intends to make its work through regional networking, research, documentation and presentation of works, ideas and strategies by such young artists and curators that is has contact with. Aside from artistic development within contemporary visual art and associated practices, the concurrent direction is to examine and develop curatorial approaches, models and methodologies. Wunderspaze is represented by Khairuddin Hori and Zaki Razak. http://wunderspaze.blogspot.com/
White Market
Founded in 2006 in Singapore, Wunderspaze is a loose collective of artists and artworkers interested in the research and presentation of art. Amongst its interests is the profiling of artists and artworks belonging to minority groups. This time, Wunderspaze activates a community of Malay-Singaporean artworkers for a performance called “White Market”. “White Market” is an assembly of improvised rituals and actions, juxtaposed in the given space and time, taking off from the notion of collective and analogous actions that is often associated with organized assemblies and cults. Estimated Duration: approx: 45mins


19. WORKSHOP: Alastair MacLennan and Sandra Johnston
Dates: June 24 – 25, 2011; Source: Brian Connolly

Performance Art Workshop: Alastair MacLennan and Sandra Johnston
Venue: Fire Station Artists Studios, 9-11 Lwr Buckingham Street , Dublin 1
Dates: Fri  24th - Sat 25th June 2011

10am - 5pm
€90 Lunch included
10 places

To book contact artadmin@firestation.ie or download booking form from Fire Station website http://www.firestation.ie

This two day workshop intends to develop discipline in focused attention within performance art based practice. It will maximize the participant's sense of inter-linked, mind/body movement and the capacity to engage in transformative behaviour. Core values are imparted to help participants develop skills in mental and physical connectivity and to tap into essential aspects of their actions, building confidence and decisiveness in considering what elements and/or ideas have potential and vitality for further exploration. The workshop will also focus on realizing the importance of employing personal insight and intuition, to uncover these core elements of one's own practice, without reliance on over-interpretive physical and/or verbal clutter. Participants are asked to bring to the workshop one object pertinent to him or her.

Alastair MacLennan was born in Scotland and has lived and worked in Belfast, Northern Ireland since 1975. His achievements as an artist have had a significant influence on performance art, nationally and internationally. Performing in diverse contexts, his works convey political, social and cultural conditions. His Actuations
(performance/installations) seek to fuse interrelations. His works have also been presented as part of Black Market International (in Europe, America, Canada, Asia, Mexico, etc.), by Trace Gallery, Cardiff, by the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, by Le Lieu, Quebec, by Bone International Performance Art Festival, Bern and through NIPAF in Japan. He represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1997.MacLennan is currently Emeritus Professor of Fine Art, from the University of Ulster, Belfast, an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Art, Devon and an Honorary Associate of the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow.Maclennan is also an active  member  of Bbeyond-a performance  collective based in Belfast.

Sandra Johnston is a Belfast based performance artist who exhibits widely nationally and internationally including Australian Centre for Contemprary Art, Melbourne, OPEN SPACE Gallery, Victoria, Glasgow International Festival  of Visual Arts,SAW Gallery Ottawa,Galeria Bielska BWA Poland, Re: Public Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Johnston’s performances are experiential in approach, and could be considered as physical relics of some previous moment. She also produces video/ audio installations and durational drawing installations and was one of a group of artists who represented Northern Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2005.Between 2002-2005 Johnston was awarded a (A.H.R.B) Research Fellowship with the University of Ulster which explored “Trauma of Place”. Johnston is lecturer in Time Based Art, University of Ulster, Belfast and is currently on a 3 year Leave of Absence (2009-2012) to undertake a PhD. She is also an active member of Bbeyond in Belfast

Liz Burns
Development Manager
Fire Station Artists' Studios
9-11 Lwr Buckingham St., Dublin 1
Tel: +353 (0) 1 8069012


20. DVD RELEASE: Aaron Williamson
Date: Unspecified; Source: Sinead O’Donnell

Aaron has a compilation DVD of 21 short films and documents now released by the Live Art Development Agency:

Aaron Williamson
Quick Clips and Short Cuts (DVD)

‘Whether working directly to camera in a studio (Lives of the Saints) or devising candidly filmed public performances (Barrierman), Williamson's art is always 'live', whether in the creative moment or in response to the situations he encounters. This DVD collects together films and documents selected from literally hundreds of performances and video works presented internationally over the last ten years.’

Published by the Live Art Development Agency, 2011.


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